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Catawba Alumnus to Appear on America's Got Talent Competition July 17

July 9, 2012

Category: Alumni, Events, Music

Dennis Reed2006 Catawba College alumnus Dennis Reed will appear on the NBC television series America's Got Talent on July 17 with his troupe, Inspire the Fire (ITF), as part of the top 48 finalists. The show will air on NBC at 8:00 p.m., EST.

Please tune in to support and VOTE for Dennis and these inspiring youth!

Reed, who majored in Music Business, was the first place winner of the BMI Foundation's 9th Annual John Lennon Scholarship Awards in 2006. In 2007, Reed was a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC).

About ITF
Inspire The Fire, founded by Reed, is a non-profit organization that is committed to inspiring positive change in adolescents through faith, fun, and the arts. Through the mobilization of volunteers, ITF energizes and actively engages youth in innovative activities that cultivate educational, social and artistic development. Arts and humanities play a positive role in the lives of adults and youth. In particular, research shows that youth are able to express themselves more freely through the arts — contributing to a healthy spirit and mind. Young people engaged in the arts also tend to perform well academically and receive high marks on standardized tests.


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